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ashnic
12-27-2010, 20:34
I am wondering what every one uses for the target/firing range for ammo. I was using Federal's today bought at wally world...but wondering if there are better choices?

bac1023
12-27-2010, 20:45
Winchester WWB works fine, but is a bit dirty.

rsxr22
12-27-2010, 20:45
Federal has always worked great for me. I really havent found a ball ammo any of my 1911's didnt like, HP's are a different story though.

I primarily shoot reloads that i make through our shop. It is very cost beneficial because i can load 1000 rounds of 230 ball for $93. That price can be deducted even more when doing my lead loads for the competition season

glock2740
12-27-2010, 20:52
I buy the majority of range ammo from Wally World. I use WWB, UMC and Federal. WWB is a little dirtier than the other two, but they all work just fine.

GJ1981
12-27-2010, 21:01
I don't shoot factory ammo much anymore since I started reloading, but when I did, Blazer brass was my favorite. I think the Federal at WM performs about the same. Stick with a name brand and you should be fine.


I primarily shoot reloads that i make through our shop. It is very cost beneficial because i can load 1000 rounds of 230 ball for $93.

Wow, you must get great deals on components. I haven't seen bullets that cheap in years, let alone primers and powder figured in.

I think 1000 rounds costs me around $150; Zero FMJ bullets around $120, $30 for primers, and powder.

Brass Nazi
12-27-2010, 21:02
I use handloaded 200gr LSWCs. They are more consistent than factory ammunition and much cheaper to boot.

Poolman21
12-27-2010, 21:07
I use the Remington UMC from walmart and always try to buy the 250 bulk pack when I can. It's a little more expensive than the WWB and the Federal (maybe $5 more per 250 rounds), but it works well in my G30 and that's enough to justify the few extra bucks for me.

Rinspeed
12-27-2010, 21:15
It is very cost beneficial because i can load 1000 rounds of 230 ball for $93. That price can be deducted even more when doing my lead loads for the competition season




Must be you get free powder and primers. :dunno:

dnuggett
12-27-2010, 21:20
Winchester White Box or Federal is all I use at the range.

Hokie1911
12-27-2010, 21:24
Federal for the range. GoldDots for carry.

carguy2244
12-27-2010, 21:27
Dillon 550

FLIPPER 348
12-27-2010, 22:00
Wolf poly acp, 1000s and 1000s of rounds (I still have some from when it was $64/500)

JoshK
12-27-2010, 22:19
I've been running Speer Lawman lately with very good results.... quite a bit cleaner and more consistent than the WWB I had been using.... not to mention $5 cheaper per box....

JK-linux
12-27-2010, 22:24
PMC Bronze is pretty cheap, clean enough and always goes bang. It doesn't cost as much as other brands online for the most part.

38 Super Fan
12-27-2010, 23:07
I buy the majority of range ammo from Wally World. I use WWB, UMC and Federal. WWB is a little dirtier than the other two, but they all work just fine.
Same here. :wavey:

brisk21
12-27-2010, 23:29
Federal, Winchester, and Remington all work great for me. I even had some Blazer aluminum cased stuff in 9 and .45 and it was flawless.

El_Ron1
12-28-2010, 00:14
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polizei1
12-28-2010, 10:11
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=AP45JHP185&name=Prvi+Partizan+PPU+.45acp+SJHP+185grn+50rd+Box&groupid=32

Or

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=ALAW45TMJ230&name=CCI+Lawman+.45acp+TMJ+230grn+50rd+Box&groupid=32

Haven't tried the Lawman yet, but I'm assuming it will be good target ammo. The PRVI is pretty good stuff, but it's a bit dirty. I've used PRVI in .45 and 9mm and have never had an issue with the stuff. I still have ~800 rds to go through.

Drestin Black
12-28-2010, 10:47
Reloads for range, Gold dot +P for carry.

ArmoryDoc
12-28-2010, 11:18
I am wondering what every one uses for the target/firing range for ammo. I was using Federal's today bought at wally world...but wondering if there are better choices?

Define BETTER CHOICE please.

firecatwilson
12-28-2010, 15:27
I used 250 rds. of PMC Bronze today... Very, very, dirty ammo, and inconsistent.

But I didn't buy it as match ammo, so it did what I asked it to, poke holes in paper.

MarkCO
12-28-2010, 15:50
I only shoot my own. You've got $1K or more wrapped up in any average 1911. For the price of 1,000 rounds of factory ammo, you can buy a press and the components for 1,000 rounds of your own. I'm probably in the minority, but I think the average shooter SHOULD put 1,000 rounds a year downrage at a minimum.

HAIL CAESAR
12-28-2010, 16:13
WWB is good, a bit nasty but good.

I mostly shoot my reloads and work ammo.

carloglock19
12-28-2010, 19:17
As mentioned WWB, Federal, UMC what ever my local Wally World has in stock.

SIGShooter
12-28-2010, 19:19
I usually run WWB 230 Gr. FMJ value packs. I really like the WWB Q4170A1 over the value packs. I've noticed a huge difference in constancy when running them over the chrono.

Interesting note on the Q4170A1…It is made by S&B in the Czech Republic.